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To Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands – a trip of a lifetime even for kids


Fur Seals, King Penguins and our ship Le Boreal
We walked amid thousands of penguins (we saw five species) not bothered by our presence and fur seals who were. The huge elephant seals ignored us, as did the humpback whales we watched from zodiacs. more
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Historic sites and museums to visit during Black History Month


The Apollo, Harlem, Manhattan
February is the ideal time to visit a historic site or explore a museum exhibit celebrating African American History Month, which is also celebrated in Britain and Canada. more
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Memories for a lifetime: kids on an expedition to the Antarctic


Kids having a snowball fight on Antarctica Dec. 31
Each kid on this A&K expedition to Antarctica has many memories but distinct favorites. “Sailing by an iceberg, it was so beautiful,” said Lake, 12, from New York City. more
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A New Years Day to Remember: on the ice and with the whales in Antarctica


A Humpback whale breaching in Wilhelmina Bay off Antarctic Peninsula
Then there were the whales—feeding at the edge of the ice here in Wilhelmina Bay, which is kind of a supermarket for whales with abundant Krill that the Southern humpbacks feed on. more
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Snow fun in the sun in Antarctica on New Years Eve!


Kids making snowballs at Nekko Harbour on Antarctic Penninsula
The kids—and some of the parents from this Abercrombie & Kent expedition to Antarctica -- are sliding down the hill they’ve just trudged up on their backsides. It is so warm everyone has shed parkas, hats and mittens. more
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Day One in Antarctica – kids try a spin in the Zodiacs


Kids try driving a Zodiac in Antarctica
We’re ashore with Abercrombie & Kent on the rocky, crescent shaped Half Moon Island which was known to sealers as early as 1821. The stars of the show are the Chinstrap Penguins more
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Watch for whales, seabirds and penguins on icebergs in the Antarctic


Chinstrap penguins frolic on iceberg in middle of Southern Ocean
Adults and kids alike on the Abercrombie & Kent trip aboard Le Boreal are on deck, bundled in parkas and hats as we pass a giant iceberg where Chinstrap penguins frolic more
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Kids learn about sailing in the most difficult waters on Earth aboard Le Boreal


Kids learning the drill with the skipper of Le Boreal
We’re in some of the most treacherous seas of the world, Captain Etienne Garcia, tells the boys and girls. more
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Last Day on South Georgia Island – learning animal behavior


A juvenile elephant seal on South Georgia Island
This morning in Gold Harbor on the southern end of South Georgia, an elephant seal pup, just a few months old, approached Sophie as if to say “Be my friend!” more
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Day Two on South Georgia Island: a Visit to the old whaling station


Grave of Sir Ernest Shackelton
Welcome to St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia with the backdrop of the Heaney and Cook Glaciers and home to the largest King Penguin colony in the world more
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